Our first virtual retreat is online: AUTUMN AND HARVEST TIME IN VENICE!

 This online experience is for you if you are planning to visit Venice in autumn, if you love the Lagoon, AND if you love cooking. Discover the markets, Venetian wines and wine country, coffee, harvest recipes and autumn feasts! 

City walks and seasonal recipes.

I just finished the Autumn and Harvest Time class .. It was so beautifully done, I could practically smell the spices and scents from the Rialto market. I loved the videos and also the historical context of the food, including the habits of the artists.. to be able to read all about the holidays and their special food was so lovely. 

JoAnn Locktov, Publisher - Dream of Venice | Bella Figura Publications

What's in the Autumn in Venice online experience?

Seasonal itineraries, Lagoon excursions, autumn wine and food guide, a Venetian autumn recipe book, the oldest cake recipe of Venice, create your own soulfood spice mix, and much more!

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome message from Iris and Lina

    • Class workbook + recipes + curriculum

    • La Serra - your virtual learning environment + seasonal refreshments

    • Guide to tasting wine in Venice + wine glossary

    • When should I visit Venice in autumn?

  • 2

    Harvest time and wine country

    • The Bohemian gardens of Venice and Tintoretto's autumn menu

    • The Seven Islands and a visit to San Francesco della Vigna

    • Wine country in the Lagoon: Mazzorbo, Santa Cristina, Ammiana, Le Vignole

    • Il Prosecco di Sant'Erasmo and a visit to a farm in the Lagoon

  • 3

    Markets and spices

    • Visit to the Rialto Market and Halloween night at Serra dei Giardini

    • Le creme d'autunno: Autumn squash cream soup

    • Autumn cake: Giambonino's torta alle mandorle, the oldest cake recipe of Venice

    • How to make a spice mixture + the Scirocco spice mix

    • Get creative with spices! Make your own scirocco spice mix

  • 4

    City walks and autumn feasts

    • 1-2 November: All Saints Day in Venice

    • 11 November: La Festa di San Martino and Sanmartin de Pastafrola

    • 21 November: Festa della Salute: This is Thanksgiving, Venetian style

    • What's next: One Day in Venice: Festa della Salute

Autumn and Harvest Time in Venice

Virtual retreat + colorful travel and food guides + recipe books + wine guide

  • €28,80

    How it works: Type in your email address and a password of your choice. Get started immediately!

    Enroll now

We're getting started on a light note: You'll visit the favorite garden of Titian and Tintoretto and discover a delicious autumn blossom menu of the 16th century. We'll continue to explore the gardens and library of San Francesco della Vigna, and learn all about wine growing in Venice (yes, in the city!). And you'll receive a unique mini sommelier kit

Back in Venice, we visit the Rialto Market on Halloween Day and spend Halloween Night at Serra dei Giardini, eating a delicious squash cream soup. And we've got a special autumn cake for you: La torta di Giambonino, the oldest cake recipe of Venice of the 13th century! As special treat, you're going to prepare your own Venetian autumn spice mixture, the scirocco spice mix

Discover the autumn feasts in Venice: What to do, see and eat on All Saints Day (don't miss le fave!), San Martino on 11 November, and finally, we're telling the story behind La Festa della Madonna della Salute on 21 November. This is Thanksgiving, Venetian style. And we're sharing the recipes for All Saints Day and San Martino!


Autumn and Harvest Time in Venice takes you on six colorful itineraries and also has easy recipes for you to taste delicious autumn soul food at home! You get ONE YEAR access to this online class. Easy to access from your favorite device (tablet, mobile phone, computer).

Autumn and Harvest Time in Venice

Virtual retreat + colorful travel and food guides + recipe books + wine guide

  • €28,80

    How it works: Type in your email address and a password of your choice. Get started immediately!

    Enroll now